Interprofessional Studies

Today's healthcare world revolves around the health care team. This program is an opportunity for practitioners in various professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and physician assistants to advance their knowledge and skills in collaborative interprofessional practice. Students study part-time on campus and online in an interprofessional curriculum focusing on creating innovative methods to bridge the healthcare professions. The program emphasizes the development of scholarly evidence-based skills to improve healthcare.

Applicants can choose from a DSc or PhD track to best reach their professional goals:

  • DSc - The capstone experience is a clinical project of local or national significance.
  • PhD - The PhD program is a continuation of the DSc which focuses on theoretical research and culminates in a fundable, publishable quality research project.

About the College of Health Professions

An education at the College of Health Professions offers a personalized, innovative and integrated experience that is aimed at enabling the beginning or continuation of rewarding careers in health care. Whether you are interested in doctoral study or certificate programs, full-time or part-time enrollment, the College offers innovative curricula to fit many ambitions and lifestyles.

It is our intent that interprofessionalism will become more than just a concept for our students, that it will become a way of life. Through active interaction in coursework, social, and governmental activities we hope that our students will come to know students from a variety of health professional programs and that it will strengthen their understanding and respect for the interprofessional healthcare team model of collaborative care.

To prepare exceptional healthcare professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice within a collaborative delivery model through student-centered programs that offer cutting-edge curricula.

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